The Formation of Shock Waves in Smooth Solutions

  • A. Majda
Part of the Applied Mathematical Sciences book series (AMS, volume 53)


From Corollary 2 of Theorem 2.2 in Chapter 2, we have learned that for smooth solutions u(x,t) of the system of conservation laws,
$$ \frac{{\partial u}}{{\partial t}} + \sum\limits_{j = 1}^N {\frac{\partial }{{\partial {x_j}}}{\mkern 1mu} {F_j}(u){\mkern 1mu} = {\mkern 1mu} 0} ,u(x,0) = {u_0}(x) $$
with initial data, uo ∈ Hs(RN), s > N/2 + 1 or more generally, u0 ∈ H ul S , two precise alternatives occur.


Shock Wave Initial Data Compact Support Smooth Solution Nonlinear Wave Equation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Majda
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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